Episode 19: The View from Bernal Hill
Today’s episode is part of a series called “Lessons from San Francisco.” In this series I’ve chosen essays from my book A Writer’s San Francisco that I’m betting will help you deepen your connection to your creative life and motivate you to create every day. Today’s show, the first in the series, is called “The View from Bernal Hill” and provides a glimpse of my writing world here in an out-of-the-way San Francisco neighborhood.
The episode begins this way:
“I’m American by birth but an urban writer by nature. My true homes are Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, San Francisco and the world’s resonant cities. I am calmest in a Paris jostle or a Manhattan stampede and edgiest hiking a mountain trail or shopping a Walmart. Everything in the universe may be equally spiritual but not equally congenial to a blue state person like myself with a horror of orthodoxy and the grandiosity of everyday people.”
Tune in to hear more!